Government Transparency

Government Transparency

The Council uses the Freedom of Information Act to secure data and documentation from government agencies and take them to court when they fail to comply. Once we receive data, we analyze and publish reports to share the information publicly.

Most Recent FOIA

This request seeks information that will enhance the public’s understanding of steps ICE has taken to protect detained individuals from an outbreak of COVID-19.

In the Spring of 2019, media outlets reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had begun to allow U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agents to screen individuals seeking asylum...

Beginning in 2017, the U.S. government 


Most Recent FOIA Litigation

A FOIA request seeking information about new hiring procedures for Board of Immigration Appeals judges was ignored by the government. The Council will now press for their release in court.
This lawsuit seeks to uncover information about the government’s troubling new practice of employing U.S. Custom and Border Protection officers to screen asylum seekers.

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